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Metal ion levels indicate device failure

Posted on July 5th, 2011 No Comments

Experts recommend that metal hip replacement patients, especially patients who have received a recalled DePuy hip replacement, monitor the levels of metal ions in their blood.  Abnormally high levels of metal ions can indicate hip implant device failure and cause other health complications.

The first area that could be negatively affected by high levels of metal ions in the blood is the area closest to the hip joint.  Nearby tissues and bones can become damaged with metal in the bloodstream and cause the hip replacement to become even further loosened.

In addition, some studies suggest that high levels of metal ions in the blood can cause several neurological problems, headaches, deafness, blindness, heart problems, and weakness.

People with metal hip replacements can have the metal ion levels in the blood tested by a doctor or lab.  If metal ion levels are high, hip replacement patients should contact a lawyer to find out more about defective hip replacements.

Contact the DePuy hip implant defect lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today, if you or someone you love suspects they have a defective hip implant.

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